The No. 3 Virginia basketball team got a team-high 14 points from De'Andre Hunter and an outstanding defensive performance in a 56-46 win over Miami.
Virginia played without its third leading scorer, Ty Jerome, who sat out with a sore back.
It was the ninth time this season Virginia has held an opponent under 50 points. Miami came into the game averaging 74.4 points per game.
Mamadi Diakite had 11 points and three blocks.
Virginia went on a 9-0 run in the first half to build an 18-11 lead and never trailed after that.
The 'Hoos held Miami to just 34 percent shooting and 4-of-21 from three-point range.
Kihei Clark played almost the entire game with Jerome out and had six assists but also had six turnovers. Virginia had 14 turnovers as a team.
Virginia improves to 8-1 in the ACC and 20-1 overall and now has the entire week to prepare for No. 2 Duke, which plays Virginia at JPJ Saturday at 6pm.
• Virginia (20-1, 8-1 ACC) extended its school record for consecutive 20-win seasons to eight
• Virginia extended its streak of 11 or more home wins to 10 straight seasons
• The Cavaliers have a 13-game home winning streak
• UVA is 11-12 all-time vs. Miami in the series that began in 1965-66
• The Cavaliers are 7-4 against the Hurricanes in Charlottesville
• Eleven of the last 12 meetings between UVA and Miami have been decided by 10 points or less
• UVA is 11-0 at JPJ this season
• Virginia is an ACC-leading 53-5 (.914) in league home games over the past seven seasons. Duke is second at 52-7 (.881)
• UVA is 9-0 when holding opponents to 50 or fewer points and 85-2 all-time under Tony Bennett
• UVA led 28-21 at the half, limiting Miami to 28 percent from the field (7 of 25)
• Double-figure scorers: De’Andre Hunter (14), Mamadi Diakite (11), Kyle Guy (10)
• Ty Jerome missed his first career game at UVA with a back injury, breaking his streak of 88 consecutive games played
• Guy has a 21-game 3-pointer streak
• Guy moved into sole possession of 45th on UVA’s career scoring list with 1,042 points
• Kihei Clark had a career-high six turnovers
• Clark played a season-high 37 minutes and matched a season high with six assists
• Mamadi Diakite (3 blocked shots) has a 14-game blocked shot streak
• Jack Salt matched a season high with nine rebounds
• Braxton Key matched a career high with two blocked shots
Marty Hudtloff is the Sports Director at WVIR-TV. He joined the NBC29 sports team in October of 2003. He has a degree in broadcast journalism from Bradley University. You can reach out to Marty via Email or Twitter.